Sound Equipment Jupiter FL

Local resource for sound equipment in Jupiter. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to audio equipment and sound accessories, as well as advice and content on audio technology.

Atlantic Smart Technologies
(561) 776-0066
130 Juno St
Jupiter, FL
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Crestron, B&K, Snell, Niles, Canton, Fujitsu, Ademco, GE Interlogix, Panasonic and several others.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Chris HaInes, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Hunter Rogers, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Tom Samuelson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
11230 Legacy Ave
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 
Ask the Advisors
(561) 478-3100
2271A Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Brandsmart USA
(651) 682-3000
751 West Executive Ctr. Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Best Buy
2555 Nw Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL
 
Bose Showcase Store
(561) 626-7734
The Gardens Mall,3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 
World of Sound
(561) 691-4434
3579 Northlake Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Best Buy
1880 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Martek of Palm Beach
(561) 626-0333
300 North Dixie Hwy
Stuart, FL
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Satellite
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Gratton, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Jetson TV & Appliance
(772) 283-7551
2540 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
 

Grand Prix Audio Formula Shelf

grand prix audio

Formula Shelf and Apex Footers

as reviewed by Greg Weaver

 

 

 

It has been nearly three years since I reviewed the superlative and, to these ears, unsurpassed, Grand Prix Audio Monaco Modular Isolation system. Since that time, I have gradually been able to improve upon its original spectacular effectiveness, one-step at a time.

The first improvement came when I was asked to review the Redpoint Model D turntable. Alvin Lloyd was kind enough to send me a Formula Shelf to evaluate in its roll supporting the 135-pound behemoth music maker from Peter Clark. Even though the three-quarters of an inch thick clear acrylic top shelf of my original system would have been adequate to support the weight of the Model D, it somehow seemed the appropriate opportunity to make the move to the cost-no-object, unique cellular structure and cross-linked resin system Formula shelf.

The distinctive core material used in the GPA Formula Shelf was developed originally for nuclear facilities, aerospace, and aviation isolation applications. The distinctive looking carbon fiber shell, combined with this proprietary core, exhibits a high strength to weight ratio, and provides substantial resistance to the transmission of vibration across a broad frequency range.

To stop at calling the GPA Formula Shelf merely effective would be like proclaiming the Arctic Circle can get "chilly" in winter. Replacing the clear acrylic top shelf under the Model D, the formula shelf's impact and contribution was more significant than I could have imagined, even given my previous experience with all things GPA. I was afforded even more space than previously, in all three dimensions, as well as more accurate sizing and more clearly defined localization of instruments. The original velvety black quietness became even quieter! The overall background calm established from which the music emanates was even darker with the formula shelf in place... I sent my check!

Interestingly, at the same time he had sent the Formula Shelf, he included a set of the Apex footers. Each of the three just under an inch and a half tall Apex footers is fabricated from two hand-laminated, high-pressure vacuum-cured layers of Carbon fiber. Those two layers, both the outer skin and the core/base of the device, are decoupled via a proprietary damping polymer.

The super-dense polymer (also used in the upright columns of their Monaco SE) separating the core/base segment of the Apex from its outer skin was developed in collaboration with one of their former racing aerospace partners. Alvin claims that it exhibits a far higher energy dissipation ratio than any of the metals or compounds commonly used for other component isolation footers, and is just one of many claimed technological advances Grand Prix Audio enjoys over its competition.

By presenting three dissimilar materials boundaries to the e...

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